50 Instant Facelifts
Use a variety of paint techniques
47. Repaint a bedroom or bathroom using a faux paint technique, such as combing (left), which requires a hard-bristle brush to create delicate lines in the paint.
48. Paint the upper cabinets in your kitchen a lighter color than the lower cabinets to create a more custom look.
49. Paint your wood moldings or woodwork white for an update that makes bright walls pop.
50. Paint the ceiling in one room a sky blue, just for a change. It finishes any room when you paint the ceiling a color.
(A version of this story appeared in Midwest Living® May/June 2007.)